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How To Test For An Obstruction In The Colon
Anything that creates a blockage of the intestinal tract. You may think of the intestinal tract (stomach, small bowel, large bowel) as somewhat akin to a garden hose. If you kink the garden hose, or twist it, or block it inside, you have created an "obstruction". Most obstructions are a results of previous surgery and most of these ...Read more
See below: According to the faa and 14 cfr part 67, for 1st & 2nd class airman: distance of 20/20 & near 20/40 at 16 inches (if over age 50, at 16 & 32 in) in each eye with/without lenses and normal fields of vision. For 3rd class, 20/40 at distance and near at 16 inches (any age). If lenses are needed, this will be noted on your faa certificate. There are other stipulations as well. See ecfr.Gpoaccess.Gov. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could colon redundancy be the main cause for over passing gas up to the level of unable to control properly?If it is, can colon surgery be recommended
Not that i know: Gas is due to many other factors. I would look to other things to explain large amount of gas. Try avoiding the foods, activities that cause the gas accumulation. See your primary to figure out the cause of your symptoms. You may have a food intolerance (lactose? Wheat?) see below http://digestive.Niddk.Nih.Gov/ddiseases/pubs/gas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If a colonscopy can reach the small intestine, why would the dr also want to do an endoscopy through the stomach to the sm bowel as well to biopsy all?
Different Areas: The colonoscopy may reach the end of the small bowel whereas the upper endoscopy reaches the start of the small bowel. Even though they both reach the small bowel those areas function differently. Also the upper endo allows for biopsy of the stomach and esophagus if needed. Need for these scopes depends on the condition being evaluated. ...Read more
Have a nephrostomy tube. The doctor wants to do a test in the tube to see if I have a blockage. What is the test called?
Dye: I believe that a dye(contrast) will be injected into the nephrostomy tube and then images will be taken to see if there is a blocked tube and,if possible,to outline kidney structures(nephrogram or pylegram). Your urologist is best qualified to explain the procedure and inform you of the information that is to be obtained. ...Read more
Can a doctor via colonoscopy see the level of inflammation in the intestines? Does it require a biopsy? Are there any blood tests that can determine?
Not really: Colonoscopy can reveal masses and polyps (larger issues). If you are looking at tissue lining inflammation, or 'leaky gut' syndrome, there are several labs that have kits to test for this either by blood or by stool analysis. If it's to determine Chron's or Ulcerative colitis, there are other blood, GI tests, endoscopic imaging, ultrasound, (blue) dye during colonoscopy looking for inflammation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have to get ready for the out-of-pocket cost. Is there an anesthesiologist in addition to the gastroent. For a colonoscopy?
Can be done. : Ascending venogram or simply venogram is used to find blood clots or areas of narrowing / blockage. Access for the contrast injection is in the foot or ankle. Descending venogram is a test for venous insufficiency. A catheter is placed in your arm/neck and positioned in your pelvis. Contrast is injected while you are tiled to a near standing position. Dye going backwards is abnormal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whats the name of the HIV test that can detect the virus straight after an exposure?I'm in lebanon and i'm going to the aubmc hospital to get the test
HIV testing: With a partner of unknown status, HIV testing should be done at 6 weeks, 3 months, and 6 months after exposure. It takes time to develop the antibodies to show up with the average of around 25 days. If there is exposure to a known HIV positive person, then you need an urgent visit to a physician to start post exposure prophylaxis (pep) medications right away. ...Read more
How long does it take for a full blood count test to prove that a person suffers with a kidney infection due to a blockage of a stone in the kidney?
It can't: A blood count will not tell if you have a kidney infection or not. An elevated white blood cell count is associated with most bacterial infections anywhere in the body. To determine if you have a kidney infection from an obstructing stone you would need a urinalysis, urine c&s and a renal ultrasound. ...Read more
When a Fluroscopic Single Contrast Enema of the rectum is performed by Radiology, what would be the reason for a doctor to request that kind of test?
No: On passage of a colonoscope, the visual end of the scope is at a point past the sphincter and anus. Here digital exam and proctoscope give the best approach to examining and visualizing the sphincter and anal canal. ...Read more
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